TODAY’S NEWS – no Youmzain to Woodbine, but Rainbow View is coming…Leonnatus is at stud, Classy ‘n Smart etc.
RAINBOW VIEW, multiple Group 1 winner, is headed to Woodbine with a litany of European gals for the Oct. 17 E.P. Taylor
photo courtesy Three Chimneys
YOUMZAIN NOT COMING TO WOODBINE
CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL/E.P. TAYLOR NEWS
Youmzain set for winter break
Youmzain is likely to be put away for the season following another gallant effort to finish second in the Prix
de l’Arc de Triomphe for the third year running.
Connections are set to resist the temptation of races such as the Canadian International and the Breeders’ Cup Turf and concentrate instead on a 2010 campaign, with a fourth attempt at the Arc on the agenda.
“He is most unlikely to run again in 2009 but it’s very much on the cards that he’ll remain in training and
follow a similar campaign as a seven-year-old, when he would go for races like the Coronation Cup in which he Was so unlucky this year,” Bruce Raymond, racing manager to owner Jaber Abdullah told www.mickchannon.tv.
“Youmzain seems to excel round Longchamp and it would be lovely to think he could go back next year and win it, as we all think he deserves it.”
Channon added: “He’s travelled home fine and looks fantastic. I would not have been against him running again this year, but that choice is Jaber’s. He is the owner.”
TRIP TO TORONTO JUST AS WELL
FROM THOROUGHBRED DAILY NEWS
As written in this space before, Just As Well was taken over by trainer Jonathan Sheppard from George Strawbridge who wanted to sell the horse, has gone on to be a Grade 1 winner:
“This horse hadn=t broken his maiden, had some
mystery unsoundness,” Sheppard explained of the colt=s
“I told [Mr. Strawbridge] that I would take him if he’d give him to me, and he said, ‘I
would appreciate that very much,’ and he did. I turned him out for about six months in a big field and I brought him back in, really not knowing what to expect. We didn’t know how good he was. We knew he had a big pedigree. He’s gone from strength to strength, and it’s just been amazing.”
The dark bay has celebrated an outstanding season, with a win in the July 11 GIII Arlington H. prior to a
runner-up effort behind Gio Ponti (Tale of the Cat) in the GI Arlington Million Aug. 8. In his most recent appearance, Just as Well crossed the line second in the GI Northern Dancer S. at Woodbine, but was awarded
the victory upon the disqualification of Marsh Side (Gone West). The result is currently under appeal. Despite
the success this season, Sheppard does not expect Just as Well to make the trip to California for the
Breeders= Cup. He will instead return to Toronto for the GI Canadian International S. Oct. 17.
CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL POSSIBILITIES
b.h.6 by Sadler’s Wells(Northern Dancer) – Request (GB)(Rainbow Quest)
Patrick J. Fahey Sir Michael R. Stoute
ch.h.5 by Soviet Star or Night Shift(Nureyev) – Susi Wong (IRE)(Selkirk)
McMahon Mr. & Mrs. P. and Gorell Mr. & Mrs. R. Andrew Balding
CHAMPS ELYSEES (GB)»
b.h.6 by Danehill(Danzig) – Hasili (IRE)(Kahyasi (IRE))
Juddmonte Farms Robert J. Frankel
JUKEBOX JURY (IRE)
gr.c.3 by Montjeu (IRE)(Sadler’s Wells) – Mare Aux Fees (GB)(Kenmare (FR))
Mr. A. Spence Mark S. Johnston
JUST AS WELL»
dk b/.h.6 by A.P. Indy(Seattle Slew) – No Matter What(Nureyev)
Jonathan E. Sheppard Jonathan E. Sheppard
dk b/.h.6 by Gone West(Mr. Prospector) – Colonial Play(Pleasant Colony)
Robert S. Evans Neil D. Drysdale
b.c.4 by Danzig(Northern Dancer) – Sarayir(Mr. Prospector)
Hamdan Al Maktoum Marcus P. Tregoning
ch.g.7 by Acatenango (GER)(Surumu (GER)) – Quila (IRE)(Unfuwain)
Gestuet Fahrhof Peter Schiergen
SPICE ROUTE (GB)
ch.g.5 by King’s Best(Kingmambo) – Zanzibar (IRE)(In the Wings (GB))
Harlequin Ranches, R. Johnson and R. Attfield Roger L. Attfield
“…Europeans will outnumber locals” – Adrian Beaumont, IRB
Stakes are high as Rainbow View leads strong European charge to Canada
from Daily Mail
By David Milnes
Rainbow View is to have her first start outside the British Isles when she heads to Canada for the $1million
Grade 1 EP Taylor Stakes in Toronto later this month.
Last years champion juvenile filly,who bypassed a couple of engagements at home and in France at the weekend,
returned to Group 1 winning form for John Gosden when beating Heaven Sent to land the Matron Stakes at
Leopardstown last month
E.P. TAYLOR POSSIBILITIES
CHINESE WHITE (IRE)
gr.f.4 by Dalakhani (IRE)(Darshaan (GB)) – Chiang Mai (IRE)(Sadler’s Wells)
Lady O’Reilly Dermot K. Weld
EVA’S REQUEST (IRE)»
ch.f.4 by Soviet Star(Nureyev) – Ingabelle (IRE)(Taufan)
Liam Mulryan Mick R. Channon
ch.f.3 by Theatrical (IRE)(Nureyev) – Lady Shirl(That’s a Nice)
Charles E. Fipke Roger L. Attfield
b.f.3 by Redback (GB)(Mark of Esteem (IRE)) – Flames (GB)(Blushing Flame)
Mohammed Al Qatami and K al Mudhaf Mick R. Channon
LOOK HERE (GB)
b.f.4 by Hernando (FR)(Niniski) – Last Look (GB)(Rainbow Quest)
J. H. Richmond-Watson Ralph Beckett
MEKONG MELODY (IRE)
b.f.4 by Cape Cross (IRE)(Green Desert) – Nini Princesse (IRE)(Niniski)
David C. Egan Roger L. Attfield
b.f.4 by Kingmambo(Mr. Prospector) – Danka(Strawberry Road (AUS))
Pin Oak Stable Malcolm Pierce
POINTS OF GRACE»
ch.f.4 by Point Given(Thunder Gulch) – Fateful(Topsider)
Live Oak Plantation Malcolm Pierce
b.f.4 by Street Cry (IRE)(Machiavellian) – Sally Slew(Slew City Slew)
Eileen H. Hartis Michael R. Matz
b.f.3 by Dynaformer(Roberto) – No Matter What(Nureyev)
Augustin Stable John H. M. Gosden
ROSES ‘N’ WINE
ch.f.4 by Broken Vow(Unbridled) – Regent’s Fancy(Vice Regent)
Firestone Farms Ltd. David R. Bell
LEO TO STAND AT COLEBROOK
LEONNATUS ANTEAS to stud
The addition of new stallions to ONTARIO has been fast and furious in recent weeks – it was reported right here on Thoroughbred that Milwaukee Brew, Alphabet Soup, Olmadavor and Giant Gizmo are headed to Gardiner Farms from Adena Springs South.
Now, champion 2-year-old LEONNATUS ANTEAS is off to stud at COLEBROOK FARMS in Uxbridge, Ontario.
The son of Stormy Atlantic-South Sea Blues was brilliant at 2, winning the Vandal and Cup & Saucer Stakes and he won the Durham Cup as a 3yo.
Draws post 7 Friday
FATAL BULLET has landed in Kentucky for Friday’s Grade 3 Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland.
Trainer Reade Baker and jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva, who is the pick to be named Canada’s jockey of the year at the Sovereign Awards, will be there as the Bullet has his final prep for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint.
PHOENIX S.-GIII, $250,000, 3yo/up, 6f (AWT)
PP HORSE SIRE JOCKEY TRAINER WT
1 Greeley’s Conquest Mr. Greeley Theriot Thomas 118
2 Silver Edition Silver Deputy Bridgmohan Lukas 118
3 Ez Dreamer In Excess (Ire) Leparoux Owens 118
4 Capt. Candyman Can Candy Ride (Arg) Castellano Wilkes 122
5 Hamazing Destiny Salt Lake Thompson Lukas 116
6 Past the Point Indian Charlie Gomez Harty 118
7 Fatal Bullet Red Bullet Da Silva Baker 118
8 My Pal Charlie Indian Charlie Albarado Stall Jr 118
9 Formidable Sky Mesa Maragh H A Jerkens 118
10 Sing Baby Sing Unbridled’s Song Landeros Bruner 118
CLASSY’N SMART HONOURED
WOODBINE WILL BE WINDY ON WEDNESDAY
AUTHENICAT (D’Wildcat) drops from graded stakes to Ontario sired again tonight at Woodbine, but will the distance be her major rival?
Race 7 – 9:44 PM First Half Late Daily Double / Exactor / Triactor
Classy ‘n Smart S.
Purse $125,000. For Fillies And Mares, Three-Year-Olds & Upward, Sired By A Stallion Standing In Ontario For His Entire Season The Year Of Conception And Registered With The Canadian Thoroughbred Society For That Season. One And One Sixteenth Miles. (All Weather Track)
PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 You Will Love Me (ON) 5/M L C Sutherland 115 R E Barnett 12/1
2 Krz Exec (ON) 4/F L E Ramsammy 115 M P De Paulo 4/1
3 Nicki Knew (ON) 4/F L J McAleney 115 K Attard 10/1
4 Authenicat (ON) 4/F L R C Landry 115 J Carroll 3/1
5 San Nicola Whiskey (ON) 4/F L D Clark 122 R E Barnett 10/1
6 Ocala Dawn (ON) 3/F L R A Dos Ramos 111 M Drexler 15/1
7 Double Malt (ON) 3/F L E R Da Silva 120 M Pierce 2/1
8 Serena’s Rose (ON) 4/F L T Pizarro 115 R A Jones 15/1
9 Santina d’Or (ON) 5/M L E Wilson 115 P Attard 12/1
Owners: 1 – William G. Jones; 2 – Sylon Stable and Partner; 3 – Knob Hill Stable; 4 – Vinery Stables LLC and Fog City Stables Inc.; 5 – J., D., A., C., and F. Pirone; 6 – Larry Falloon; 7 – M. Ambler and Partners; 8 – Heste Sport, Inc.; 9 – York Tech Racing Stable and Teresa Di Paola (Lessee)
Breeders: 1 – Bill Jones; 2 – Ron Guidolin Jr. & David Guidolin; 3 – Knob Hill Stable; 4 – Gail Wood; 5 – J. Pirone, D. Pirone, T. Pirone,C. Pirone & F. Pirone; 6 – Cavendish Investing Ltd.; 7 – Mike Ambler; 8 – Heste Sport Inc.; 9 – Reade Baker
GOOD BETTING RACE SHOULD HELP BAD WEATHER
It’s ugly out there in Toronto right now – heavy rains again, huge winds that hopefully will calm down before racing tonight at Woodbine.
The 9 gals entered in the Ontario-sired Classy ‘n Smart include last year’s 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the race – YOU WILL LOVE ME and NICKI KNEW, both of whom have had trouble winning races this year.
AUTHENICAT has been well spotted all season as she tries for some big-time black type in graded races and now she gets some much needed class relief.
It’s not her best distance but she might be good enough.
The gal she has to beat is the streaking DOUBLE MALT, who has been very happy,thank you, since she moved into Ontario sired races, with three consecutive scores in stakes races.
Classy ‘n Smart (1981-1999) was bred and raced by Sam-Son Farm, she made nine career starts, winning five and running second in three others. Although she was voted the 1984 Canadian Champion 3-Year-Old Filly, her true legacy is as a Champion broodmare. Her most important foals were:
* Dance Smartly (b. 1988) – sired by Danzig, the superstar filly was inducted in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame as well as the United States Racing Hall of Fame. Dance Smartly went undefeated in 1991 while winning the Canadian Triple Crown and becoming the first horse bred in Canada to ever win a Breeders’ Cup race. She retired as the richest filly in world racing history with earnings of US$$3,263,835. In turn, Dance Smartly was the dam of Scatter The Gold winner of two of the three Canadian Triple Crown races as well as Dancethruthedawn who won the Grade I Go For Wand Handicap at Saratoga Race Course in the United States plus she won Canada’s most prestigious race, the Queen’s Plate.
* Smart Strike (b. 1992) – a multiple graded stakes race winner and the Leading sire in North America in 2007 and 2008. His progeny includes two-time American Horse of the Year, Curlin, Canadian Horse of the Year, Soaring Free, and American Champion Male Turf Horse, English Channel. Smart Strike is also the damsire of 2009 Kentucky Derby winer, Mine That Bird.
Classy ‘n Smart died at age eighteen on September 28, 1999 at Sam-Son Farm. Inaugurated in 1997, the Classy ‘N Smart Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack was named in her honor. In 2004, she was inducted in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.
Mark E. Casse 293 50 46 43 $3,683,660
Sid C. Attard 200 43 25 27 $2,207,814
Steven Asmussen 191 39 31 27 $1,545,109
Robert P. Tiller 257 37 47 38 $1,835,438
Roger L. Attfield 136 36 20 15 $2,585,236
Reade Baker 223 33 32 33 $1,923,097
Scott H. Fairlie 228 33 30 39 $1,945,777
Terry Jordan 74 33 9 12 $1,327,175
Malcolm Pierce 159 32 21 21 $2,680,319
Nicholas Gonzalez 208 31 26 23 $1,565,557
Josie Carroll 140 26 22 28 $1,746,849
Brian A. Lynch 86 22 11 10 $1,144,485
Patrick Husbands 705 132 122 110 $8,088,746
Chantal Sutherland 697 96 103 105 $5,513,604
James McAleney 466 90 59 65 $4,685,050
Emile Ramsammy 604 89 72 63 $3,935,965
Eurico Rosa Da Silva 535 84 88 61 $5,498,415
Tyler Pizarro 544 80 86 70 $4,300,223
Emma-Jayne Wilson 661 77 95 86 $4,448,655
Todd Kabel 355 53 37 36 $2,796,722
Luis Contreras 261 52 41 33 $2,230,037
Justin Stein 492 43 60 41 $2,119,893
Corey Fraser 269 31 36 31 $1,676,036
Gerry Olguin 335 29 34 40 $1,634,295
Jono C. Jones 362 28 34 53 $2,378,756
Robert C. Landry 282 28 27 39 $1,891,346
Richard Anthony Dos Ramos 218 28 20 31 $1,598,246
James Anthony Boylen, Born March 10,1937 to the late Dorothy and M.J. Boylen, Husband to Mary Anne Boylen (nee Daniels), Father to Deborah Lynn Firestone, Cindy Ann Firestone, Shelley Ann Boylen, Lesley Elizabeth Boylen, Christa-Dora Pabst, Billie Jeanne Boylen and James Taylor Boylen. Grandfather to Laurel Graham, Caitlin Wakefield, Kyle Wakefield, Charlize Pabst, Raif Pabst and Rylan Clifton.
Step-father to Stephen Klugman and Michele Berry. Brother to Elaine Boylen and the late Phil Boylen – passed away suddenly, due to complications from recent surgery, in the early morning of October 6th at Southlake Regional Health Centre. Visitation and funeral will take place at Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South in Newmarket. Visitation: Thursday, October 8, from 4-8pm and Friday, October 9th from 10 a.m. to Noon. Funeral Service: Friday at 12:30pm. Flowers are welcome, as are donations to the Avelino Gomez Memorial Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.roadhouseandrose.com